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Letter: Driving requires attention at every moment

To the editor:

I’m reading about the head-on collision just south of the Predator Ridge turn off. (Head-on Closes Hwy 97 Monday (Oct. 8 Capital News)

It’s now the third or fourth time that this has happened in two years.

First, let me tell you that too many drivers do drive on the left (fast over-taking lane) for no reason at all.

Think about it. You are only inches away from the oncoming lane so any distraction can cause you or the other driver to quickly drift over into the oncoming lane.

Move over to your right lane and only use the left lane for a quick and efficient pass.

Secondly, I have noticed from many trips coming home from Silver Star that the left lane going south has a dip or slight leaning of asphalt to the left–oncoming lane, just as one crests the summit of that little hill. This causes the south travelling car to, ever so slightly, move into the north travelling lane without steering, especially if a driver is not aware of it.

Sepp Mattiasch,

Kelowna

 

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